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Okavango Boating

Deep within the Kalahari lies a vast and beautiful watery wilderness – the Okavango Delta. From our base in Maun, we offer mobile camping boat safaris exploring the lower and middle reaches of the delta by motor boat, camping on remote  islands. There is also the possibility of a mobile lodge-to-lodge boating safari where you move between different Okavango lodges with our safari boats.

For those that want adventure, our campsites in the delta (near Chief’s island) are private, wild and pristine . The Delta islands are big game country and there are endless hippo pools, lagoons, backwaters and secret channels that can be explored.

The birdlife is exceptional. Look out for Wattled Crane and majestic African Fish Eagles. Birders may be especially interested to try and track down the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl after hearing its deep booming call.

At the remote villages of Jao and Xaxaba, it is possible to hire “mekoro” (traditional dug-out canoes) for expeditions deeper into the floodplain network of the delta. Enquire for more details on this.

The “ultimate” boating safari is definitely a “Trans Okavango.” This is a 250 km boat journey from the top of the delta right through to its southern extent in Maun. Spend a week camping or lodging through this pristine wetland on your own private safari boat with a specialist guide. Logistics are complex and sufficient water levels unpredictable – so please inquire well in advance.

Add a flip on a helicopter to photograph the delta from the air to round off your complete delta experience.

Okavango boating experiences:

  • Pure wilderness to be explored
  • Photograph swimming elephants
  • Wild campsites on remote islands
  • options of Okavango lodges accommodation
  • Excellent walking safari opportunities on Delta islands

Our safari boats are well equipped for this adventure with sturdy hulls, powerful engines for safety and agility, shade awnings for protection from the sun, a fridge and comfortable seating. We also carry a satellite phone on all expeditions and have contact with a helicopter rescue service. See pictures of our safari boats below…....

 

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